Monday, March 9, 2009

My kind of quilting: Goal Oriented... or OCD?

Its Monday. Daylight Savings happened the day before. I lost an hour of sleep plus the other 7 hours last night that I couldn't fall asleep. My desk job was long and tedious... and I desperately tried to keep my eyes open all morning. So what do I do on my lunch break? I go home and sew a quilt top. I'm one of those freaks of nature that live a HALF MILE from their office, go ahead, smirk.
This fabric from Amy Butler just arrived from my favorite fabric shop, and I couldn't just let it sit there all nice and folded and uh... un-made into anything. Its just too pretty. I guess it just got stuck in my head what I want this fabric to turn into... and I won't rest until its done! This should turn out to be a 34" x 46" baby quilt.

I'm keeping it simple, I realize. Since I still consider myself a novice quilter, I'm somewhat gun-shy when it comes to doing intricate designs and fancy-schmancy piecing. BUT I did go out on a limb and try a fun little surprise on the back of the quilt. I had this cute Apples & Pears fabric left over from numerous other projects... and thought it might add that extra "dang!" factor. Ya know?

Tonight (still Monday) I actually got as far as quilting the whole thing. I just did an easy 'stitch in the ditch' then some random criss-cross lines, maybe six of them. Once its done, I'll post about it, I'm sure. Hopefully this week!

Yeah, I'd say OCD. But its for a good cause... Etsy!!!


HanamiGallery said...

i am so in love with those fabrics. i like the pear fabric on the back! i think it is a nice surprise!

Tam Hess said...

I'm so impressed with the colors you use. I agree that pear fabric is WOW!

I went into the fabric store again, stood, stared, and got confused, again. Quilting seems really hard. xoxo

Cristin said...

Its not hard, just start simple, with 2 fabrics you love! A good rule of thumb is to use one large print and one small print. Check out and they sell BUNDLES of coordinating fabric, half yards or full yards... to take the guess work out of what "Goes."

You can do it! :-)

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amandajean said...

what a great quilt! i LOVE that orange polka dot. i have only a yard and i'm hoarding it a little bit. :)